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Breast Anthropometry—Results of a Prospective Study Among Indian Breast Cancer Patients

Breast Anthropometry—Results of a Prospective Study Among Indian Breast Cancer Patients Breast anthropometry plays an important role in surgical decision-making in the era of breast conservation therapy, oncoplasty and reconstruction. Majority of the currently available breast anthropometry data is from Western countries, and there is a need to evaluate anthropometric data among Indian women to tailor our surgical decision-making and achieve optimum surgical results. Two hundred and thirty-one breast cancer patients were included in this prospective study, and different anthropometric parameters were evaluated to assess and describe the nipple-areola complex, breast shape, size, volume and ptosis. Breast volume was calculated using formula developed by Qiao et al. Outcomes were compared with data available from different countries. Mean breast volume among Indian women was 515 ml. Nearly, 81% of patients had ptosis and up to 40% had grade 3 ptosis. Breast volume among Indian patients can be grouped into three categories based on quartiles (category I—≤ 220 ml, category II—> 220 to ≤ 730 ml, category III—> 730 ml). Overall breast anthropometry data among Indian women was different from the data reported from western studies. Breast anthropometry plays an important role in the surgical decision-making, and results of the study indicate that the anthropometry of Indian women is different from western counterparts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology" Springer Journals

Breast Anthropometry—Results of a Prospective Study Among Indian Breast Cancer Patients

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2020
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgical Oncology; Oncology; Surgery
ISSN
0975-7651
eISSN
0976-6952
DOI
10.1007/s13193-019-01031-3
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Abstract

Breast anthropometry plays an important role in surgical decision-making in the era of breast conservation therapy, oncoplasty and reconstruction. Majority of the currently available breast anthropometry data is from Western countries, and there is a need to evaluate anthropometric data among Indian women to tailor our surgical decision-making and achieve optimum surgical results. Two hundred and thirty-one breast cancer patients were included in this prospective study, and different anthropometric parameters were evaluated to assess and describe the nipple-areola complex, breast shape, size, volume and ptosis. Breast volume was calculated using formula developed by Qiao et al. Outcomes were compared with data available from different countries. Mean breast volume among Indian women was 515 ml. Nearly, 81% of patients had ptosis and up to 40% had grade 3 ptosis. Breast volume among Indian patients can be grouped into three categories based on quartiles (category I—≤ 220 ml, category II—> 220 to ≤ 730 ml, category III—> 730 ml). Overall breast anthropometry data among Indian women was different from the data reported from western studies. Breast anthropometry plays an important role in the surgical decision-making, and results of the study indicate that the anthropometry of Indian women is different from western counterparts.

Journal

"Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology"Springer Journals

Published: Mar 7, 2020

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